Title:A lifetime learning to be a lesbian: oral history transcript / 2001
Gay bears! oral history series; no. 10
Creator/Contributor:Wansley, Ann., creator, ive
Creator/Contributor:Benemann, William, 1949-, ivr
Creator/Contributor:Bancroft Library, University Archives.
Wansley talks about coming to Cal in 1940, and the experience of encountering a mentally ill roommate who attacks her (and
a second roommate) with a knife. She describes how the trauma brought her and her second roommate together, eventually becoming
a lesbian relationship. At the outbreak of World War II, she suspends her education temporarily in order to work as a welder
in the San Francisco shipyards. In 1945 she enrolls in Boalt Hall Law School, one of a small group of women in the post-War
class. She describes her career as an attorney, including many years with the Judge Advocate General's Office. She speaks
at length about her struggle as a Catholic to resolve her sexuality and her spirituality, and the process of forming a lesbian
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Ann Wansley ; an interview conducted by William Benemann in 2001. The University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University
Gay Bears! oral history project ; no. 10
Audio tape recording of the interview also available in The University Archives.
Volume includes index.
ii, 28 p. : port. ; 28 cm.
2 sound cassettes.